The Cal Poly volleyball team (5-11, 1-2) was held to a .040 hitting percentage in a 25-11, 25-14, 25-17 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Friday in a Big West Conference match at Titan Gym.
Freshman outside hitter Megan McConnell led Cal Poly with a team-high seven kills, four aces and 17 digs.
The Titans were led by Kayla Neto’s 15 kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Cal State Fullerton (10-5, 1-1) hit .295 as a team.
Junior middle blocker Dominique Olowolafe had six kills for Cal Poly, and freshman setter Anuhea Keanini had 18 assists.
Erin Saddler added 13 kills and two aces for Cal State Fullerton.
Cal State Northridge 3, Cal Poly 2
The Matadors (5-6, 1-0 Big West) scored twice in the first 16 minutes to win each team’s Big West Conference opener.
Cal State Northridge’s Heidi Farran opened the scoring after being taken down on a breakaway. She converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute past two-time defending Big West Player of the Week Coral Hoover.
Trailing 2-0, Cal Poly midfielder Tiffany Gummow scored on a long strike in the 24th minute to cut the gap in half.
The Matadors bumped the lead back to two goals until Cal Poly midfielder Kaleena Andruss scored the match’s final goal for Cal Poly (6-5, 0-1).
The Mustangs were outshot 28-16. Hoover finished with eight saves.
Women’s Water Polo
No. 1 Golden West 14, Cuesta 6; No. 3 Long Beach 21, Cuesta 8
Cuesta College (5-10) got nine goals from Morgan Thompson in dropping a pair of matches to two of the state’s top three teams at the Rabobank Tournament at Cuesta.
The Cougars pulled within two goals of third-ranked Long Beach midway through the third period, but Thompson would be lost to fouls and Cuesta was outscored 14-3 the rest of the way.
Cuesta goalie Lisa Mosbacher made a total of seven saves in the two games.